Buell Kazee-The Butcher's Boy (The Railroad Boy)
Recorded on January 16, 1928 in New York City. This is another mountain ballad that appears to be the product of British ballads that were combined after they reached America. A variation on the "murdered girlfriend" theme in that here the girlfriend takes her own life. Kazee was a baptist minister who sang with a "recital" voice, rather than the raw singing style that is more prevalent in recordings of this type.
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3Run time 3:04
1 - The Butcher's Boy (The Railroad Boy)
June 11, 2007
a very moving piece. honest, raw, visual, sad. i loved it.
February 25, 2006
This is special
This is something special. The musical accompaniment is odd enough that it could be modern. Listen.